TAMARAC: Area Served by South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

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City of Tamarac

Tamarac is a city in central-western Broward County. Tamarac is about 4 miles east of an eastern border of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area. The last estimate of Tamarac's population was about 66,054 people, as calculated in 2018.


The number of violent crimes that occur annually in Tamarac is about 206. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. Property crimes include burglary, theft, and grand theft auto. Violent and property crimes combined increase the number of annual crimes in Tamarac to about 1,445. Tamarac is safer than 25% of U.S. cities but has a higher crime rate than 59% of Florida’s cities and towns of all sizes.


Tamarac Crime data from Florida Department of Law Enforcement:

Tamarac Average Annual Crime Rates

Violent Crimes Property Crimes
  • Murder: 3
  • Rape: 24
  • Robbery: 54
  • Assault: 125
  • Burglary: 145
  • Theft: 985
  • Grand Theft Auto: 109

The total crime index for Tamarac is 1,445. From 2017 to 2018, the crime index decreased about 14%. The crime rate was 2,235 per 100,000 people in 2018, which was a 15% decrease from 2017. 


To see a crime map of Tamarac, click here

Why you need a Tamarac Criminal Attorney

Tamarac works solely with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to monitor crime, it doesn’t have a city police station. Someone arrested or charged with a crime in Tamarac will need an experienced criminal defense attorney to successfully fight their case and get the best outcome possible. 


Rossen Law Firm is here to help anyone arrested in Tamarac. Our award-winning attorneys offer a free strategy session to help you and us figure out as a team what kind of solution we can find for your criminal case. We have worked with Broward County police officers, judges, and prosecutors to get our clients the type of results that benefit them. From filing motions and conducting depositions of police officers and civilian witnesses, we are ready to do all the work needed to fight for you. 


Call us today at 754-206-6200 or 754-999-2900 to schedule your free strategy session

Tamarac Law Enforcement

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Tamarac Broward Sheriff's Office

Tamarac Police Department

Tamarac no longer has its own police department. The Broward Sheriff's Office was contracted to provide the city’s law enforcement services in 1989. The boundaries of the Tamarac district that determine where jurisdiction lies are in the central to western portion of Broward County bordered by the Sawgrass Expressway on the west, Southgate Boulevard on the north, Commercial Boulevard to the south and N.W. 15th Avenue to the east.


If you are looking to search for sexual offender and predator information in Tamarac, or anywhere in South Florida, you can do so at the system created by Florida Department of Law Enforcement


Sheriff’s Office for Tamarac Beach

The Broward Sheriff’s Office provides all law enforcement services, fire rescue, and code- compliance services for Tamarac. BSO is led by Sheriff Gregory Tony, who was sworn in January 2019.


BSO’s Tamarac district has numerous law enforcement positions, community service aides, and code enforcement. The district has an annual operating budget of about $12.3 million and includes 98 positions including a district captain, two lieutenants, eight sergeants, 70 deputies, 13 Community Service Aides and four support positions.


Broward Sheriff’s Office District 7 - Tamarac

7515 Pine Island Road

Tamarac, FL 33321


Phone:  (954) 720-2225

Captain: Jeff Cirminiello

Email: [email protected]

Lieutenant: Warnell Phillips


Outside of Tamarac, the Broward Sheriff’s Office also handles incidents and offers support to the Tamarac district by providing communication and dispatch services. 


Sheriff Gregory Tony oversees BSO. The Sheriff’s Office has 16 districts. BSO’s services include a Child Protective Investigations Section, a Civil Division and a Department of Law Enforcement. In addition to road patrol and other operations, special BSO units include a Bomb Squad, a K-9 (canine) unit, School resource deputy unit and more. Community programs including drug court, in-custody behavioral services, probation division, employment services programs, and more. 


BSO also supports texting to 911 if calling is not an option. 


    Broward Sheriff’s Office - Headquarters

2601 West Broward Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312


Phone: (954) 831-8901

Sheriff: Gregory Tony


Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force

The Broward Sheriff’s office contains a DUI Unit that specializes in the control and prevention of driving under the influence of Alcohol and Drugs. This specialized unit possesses three separate divisions that include the DUI Task Force, DUI/Breath Alcohol Testing (also known as BAT), and BAT Video. Within each division there are specially trained deputies who work together to enforce DUI Laws, process individuals who are arrested for DUIs, and aim to increase the knowledge surrounding the issues that arise when one drives under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.


BSO’s DUI Unit includes:

  • Yvette Washington 
  • Joshua Sapp    
  • Brittany Armstrong      
  • Sean Strazalkowski
  • Steven Serphos

Visit Broward’s sheriff’s website to learn more about their special units.


Tamarac Court System

Tamarac Courts are part of the 17th Judicial Circuit, which encompasses all of Broward County. Any cases that are appealed are handled in the 4th District Courts of Appeal in West Palm Beach. 


There are four Broward County Courthouses. The Central Courthouse, North Regional Courthouse, South Regional Courthouse, and West Regional Courthouse are collectively referred to as “the “Broward County Courthouses.” 


The Broward Court System has a total of  90 judges and 11 magistrates. The Chief Judge, Jack Tuter, was first elected in 2017. 


Main Courthouse

201 S.E. 6th Street,

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


North Regional Courthouse

1600 West Hillsboro Boulevard,

Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442


South Regional Courthouse

3550 Hollywood Boulevard,

Hollywood, Florida 33021


West Regional Courthouse

100 North Pine Island Road, 

Plantation, Florida 33324


Cases handled in Court from Tamarac

Court hearings held at regional courthouses include county civil, misdemeanor criminal, and traffic cases. In Tamarac, these types of cases are held at the North Regional Courthouse


Broward’s Main Courthouse handles many types of cases, including: circuit civil, county appeal, felonies, county civil, county criminal, domestic violence, misdemeanor and felony mental health and drug court, unified family court, probate and guardianship, foreclosures, juvenile delinquency, dependency and traffic cases. 


Rossen Law Firm defends misdemeanor and felony criminal cases including: DUI, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, petit and grand theft, fraud,  trespassing, domestic violence injunctions, drug possession and trafficking, burglary, robbery, criminal mischief and sex crimes. 


Tamarac Jails or Detention Centers

The Broward Sheriff’s Office manages 4 different jails:

Main Jail Bureau
555 SE 1st Ave,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

The Joseph V. Conte Facility
1351 NW 27th Avenue,
Pompano Beach, FL 33069


North Broward Bureau
1550 NW 30th Avenue,
Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Paul Rein Detention Facility
2421 NW 16 Street,

Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Tamarac City Commission Information

Tamarac’s city government includes Mayor Michelle J. Gomez and 4 city commissioners: Marlon D. Bolton, Mike Gelin, Julie Fishman, Debra Placko. Tamarac’s City Manager is Michael Cernech.

Tamarac City Commission

7525 NW 88 Avenue

Tamarac, FL 33321

City Clerk: Jennifer Johnson
Phone: 954-597-3505
Email: [email protected]


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